The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shopping for a Cause

This has nothing to do with shopping, but I had to show y'all how cute my kids were today, playing in a giant pile of leaves. The big kids weren't off the bus yet, but my niece was here. Even the cat got in on the action! :)
.... well, maybe the cat was a little reluctant, but he was there! :)


I'm so excited. I'm sitting here looking at the cutest stuff that people have brought over to sell at our Holiday Open House tomorrow. I just had to post a couple of photos for you to see. Gwen dropped stuff off this morning, Katie's Kreations and Orphaned No More are here already. I have about four others coming tomorrow morning at 9. I'm thrilled to offer my friends a way to gather some unique and fun gifts while giving something to orphans at the same time. I have prayed over every single thing I have set out. I am asking God to bless the person who buys it, bless the person who the money supports, and bless every person that walks through that door tomorrow. I am so hopeful! I have heard from several folks that they are inviting others and my sincerest prayer is that someone will walk through the door and be moved toward adoption. That's what God can do with a simple open door! It's just thrilling to sit back and watch and just be a part of it! I'm just thanking God tonight that He chose me to walk this path of supporting and loving and caring for the orphans. It's consumed me and wrecked me and destroyed me in so many ways, but the key word there is "me".... I want to continue to be destroyed for what God is pursuing until there is nothing left of "me" and only what He is doing through me is left.


Barb said...

Wow . . . I'm so excited about the work God is doing through you to help the orphans of this world!! I'm assuming the bottom photo is Katie's Creations? Is there an online store? Do the clothes come big enough for a 7-8 year old?

The photos in the leaves were adorable! The cat made me laugh!

Jewels of My Heart said...

The kids are so beautiful... what sweet pictures. I love your words as they are my heart's desire.
Thank you again so much for having our bracelets there and for helping the others as well. I love it all.
What a blessing you and I too pray that tomorrow changes the lives of at least one orphan.
God bless you,